Elise Roumeas

Elise Roumeas

Research associate, political theory
Nuffield College

I am currently a research associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Nuffield College, and I work as a postdoctoral researcher for the H2020 project REDEM (“Reconstructing Democracy in Times of Crisis: A Voter-centred Perspective”), coordinated by Annabelle Lever and based at Sciences Po Paris/CEVIPOF. I specialise in contemporary political theory, the ethics of decision-making (compromise and voting) and religious diversity.

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Research Interests

Contemporary political theory, compromise, ethics of voting, religion and public life, workplace diversity, the right of exit from voluntary associations


Undergraduate teaching

Sciences Po Paris

  • “Introduction to political science” (2013, 2015)
  • “Foundations of Moral and Political Thought” (2014)
  • “Methods” (2014)
  • “Reason and Commitment in the History of Political Thought” (2012, 2013)
  • “Right or Wrong. Politics and Ethics” (2011, 2012)

Postgraduate teaching

Blavatnik School of Government (2019)

  • “Foundations in Philosophy and Public Policy”

Sciences Po Paris

  • “Epistemology of Decision-Making”(2014)

Summer courses and community outreach

Oxford Summer Courses

  • “Ethics and Society” (to high school students in Chile, 2018)


  • “Politics and Society” (to prison inmates in Villepinte, France, 2007-2008)


Wadham College

  • Visiting DPhil student working on disability politics (2019-2020)

Sciences Po Paris

  • 5 first-year master’s students in political theory (2014)


Journal articles

  • “Religious Diversity in the Workplace: The Case for Alternative Conflict Resolution”, Political Studies, vol. 68, n°1, p. 207-223 (2020).
  • “Conscientious Objection to Military Service and Laborde’s Exemption Test”, Secular Studies, vol. 1, n°1, p. 142-152 (2019) (special issue).
  • “Foi ‘bonne’ et ‘bonne foi’ : du conflit des vérités au dialogue des convictions”, Archives de sciences sociales des religions, n°166, p. 199-219 (2014).
  • “Salut et reconnaissance égalitaire : sur les théories pluralistes du dialogue interreligieux”, Études maritainiennes - Maritain Studies, vol. xxx, p. 88-108 (2014) (special issue).

Book chapters

  • “Compromise and Religious Accommodation” in Jonathan Seglow, Andrew Shorten (eds) Religion and Political Theory: Secularism, Accommodation and The New Challenges of Religious Diversity, ECPR Press/ Rowman and Littlefield International (2019), p. 139-155.
  • “What is Religious Pluralism?” in Aurélia Bardon, Maria Birnbaum, Lois Lee, Kristina Stoeckl, Olivier Roy (eds) Religious Pluralism: A Resource Book. Florence: European University Institute, p. 11-17 (2015).

Book reviews

  • “Peter Balint, Respecting Toleration. Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, vol. 21, n°5, p. 1255-1257 (2018).
  • “Joan Stavo-Debauge, Philippe Gonzalez, Roberto Frega” (eds) Quel âge post-séculier? Religions, démocraties, sciences”, in Émulations (2017).